UCAmI 2010

IV International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and
Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2010)

Valencia, SPAIN, September 7-10, 2010

UCAmI 2010: http://ucami2010.lcc.uma.es
(is co-located with CEDI 2010, http://www.congresocedi.es/2010/)

The Ubiquitous Computing (UC) idea envisioned by Weiser in 1991, has recently evolved to a more general paradigm known as Ambient Intelligence (AmI). Ambient Intelligence then represents a new generation of user-centred computing environments aiming to find new ways to obtain a better integration of the information technology in everyday life devices and activities. AmI environments are integrated by several autonomous computational devices of modern life ranging from consumer electronics to mobile phones. Ideally, people in an AmI environment will not notice these devices, but they will benefit from the services they provide them. Such devices are aware of the people present in those environments by reacting to their gestures, actions and context. Recently the interest in Ambient Intelligence Environments has grown considerably due to new challenges posed by society, demanding highly innovative services such as vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET), Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), e-Health, Internet of Things and Home Automation among others.

The main goal of this conference is to provide a discussion forum where researchers and practitioners on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence can meet, disseminate and exchange ideas and problems, identify some of the key issues related to these topics, and explore together possible solutions and future works.


Both academia and industry are invited to submit papers about any of the following topics of interest:

* Integrating lightweight and/or mobile devices in AmI environments (telephones, RFID, consumer electronics, sensors, smart devices, etc.)
* Mobile Ad Hoc Networks support for AmI environments for wireless sensor networks (WSNs), MANETs, VANETs, etc.,(architectures, protocols, etc.)
* Sensing location and context awareness (context modelling, adaptation, sentient computing, etc.)
* Human-Centric Interfaces for AmI environments
* Middleware support for AmI and ubiquitous computing environments (WSNs, MANET, VANETs, RFID, etc.)
* Artificial intelligence approaches (agents, affective computing, ontologies, semantic reasoning, etc.)
* Applications for AmI environments (e-learning, e-health, Home Automation, e-payment, ticketing, etc.)
* Specific services for AmI (service discovery, security, data delivery, coordination, etc.)
* Communication and radio technologies (NFC, Bluetooth, etc.)
* Quality attributes in AmI applications (real-time, quality of service, fault-tolerance, etc.).
* Software technologies for AmI (frameworks, components, aspect-orientation, service-orientation, software product line, etc.)


Types of submissions

1. Long Paper. A maximum length of 10 pages. They must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the symposium.

2. Short paper. A maximum length of 5 pages (for example, a project report, a summary of a PhD thesis, or work in progress).

3. Doctoral Consortium. PhD students are invited to present the topic and progress of their research, in order to obtain feedback from a panel of experts. The length of these papers should be no longer than 8 pages.

All submissions will be refereed by experts in the field based on originality, significance, quality and clarity. Every submitted paper to UCAmI’10 will be reviewed by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.

The conference papers will be published as part of the CEDI proceedings (with ISBN).

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special theme of the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal, indexed in the Journal Citation Reports (http://www.facebook.com/notes/personal-and-ubiquitous-computing/ubiquitous-computing-ambient-intelligence-2010/158424205457).


Paper submission: April 18, 2010
Notification of acceptance: May 17, 2010
Camera-ready version: May 27, 2010
Conference dates: September 7-10, 2010


General Chair, José Bravo, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Program Chair, Lidia Fuentes, University of Málaga (Spain)
Web master, Nadia Gámez, University of Málaga (Spain)


Xavier Alamán, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain)
Mariano Alcañiz, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
Mercedes Amor, University of Malaga (Spain)
Cecilio Angulo, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)
Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster at Jordanstown (UK)
Francisco J. Ballesteros, Rey Juan Carlos University (Spain)
Juan A. Botía, University of Murcia (Spain)
José Bravo, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Yang Cai, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
Rafael Corchuelo, University of Sevilla (Spain)
Kevin Curran, University of Ulster (UK)
Flavia Delicato, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brasil)
Jesús Favela, CICESE (Mexico)
Joao Miguel Fernandez, University of Minho (Portugal)
Lidia Fuentes, University of Malaga (Spain)
Ramón Hervás, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid (Spain)
Nadia Gámez, University of Malaga (Spain)
Carlos García, University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain)
Víctor M. González, Autonomous University of Nuevo León (Mexico)
Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta, University of Murcia (Spain)
Hani Hagras, University of Essex (UK)
Carlos Juiz, University of the Balearic Islands (Spain)
Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, The Open University (UK)
Juan Carlos López, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Diego López de Ipiña, University of Deusto (Spain)
Ricardo J. Machado, University of Minho (Portugal)
René Meier, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Francisco Moya, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Sergio Ochoa, University of Chile (Chile)
Nuria Oliver, Microsoft Research (USA)
Marcela Rodríguez, Autonomous University of Baja California (Mexico)
Iñaki Vázquez, University of Deusto (Spain)


ATC 2010 – The 7th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing

The 7th International Conference on

Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC 2010)

– Bring Safe, Self-x and Organic Computing Systems into Reality –


Technically Sponsored by IEEE CS TCSC

Xi¡¯an, China, 26-29 October, 2010

Co-located with UIC 2010 (http://www.nwpu.edu.cn/uic2010/)


1. The paper submisson site for ATC 2010 is now open. Please visit the web site: http://www.nwpu.edu.cn/atc2010/Submission/.

2. Five workshops have been accepted by ATC 2010. Workshop paper submission deadline is May 30, 2010. Please visit the web site: http://www.nwpu.edu.cn/atc2010/Workshops/.

Computing systems including hardware, software, communication, and networks are growing towards an ever increasing scale and heterogeneity, becoming overly complex. Such complexity is getting even more critical with the ubiquitous permeation of embedded devices and other pervasive systems. To cope with the growing and ubiquitous complexity, Autonomic Computing (AC) focuses on self-manageable computing and communication systems that exhibit self-awareness, self-configuration,
self-optimization, self-healing, self-protection and other self-x operations to the maximum extent possible without human intervention or guidance. Organic Computing (OC) additionally addresses adaptivity, robustness, and controlled emergence as well as nature-inspired concepts for self-organization.

Any autonomic or organic system must be trustworthy to avoid the risk of losing control and retain confidence that the system will not fail. Trust and/or distrust relationships in the Internet and in pervasive infrastructures are key factors to enable dynamic interaction and cooperation of various users, systems, and services. Trusted/Trustworthy Computing (TC) aims at making computing and communication systems as well as services available, predictable, traceable, controllable, assessable, sustainable, dependable, persistable, security/privacy protectable, etc.

A series of grand challenges exists to achieve practical autonomic or organic systems with truly trustworthy services. Started in 2005, the series of ATC conferences has been held at Nagasaki, Vienna, Three Gorges (China), Hong Kong, Oslo and Brisbane. ATC 2010 will include a highly selective program of technical papers, accompanied by workshops, panel discussions and keynote speeches. Established as a premier venue in the area of autonomic and trusted computing, ATC 2010 will offer a forum for researchers to exchange ideas and experiences in the most innovative research and development in these challenging areas and includes all technical aspects related to autonomic/organic computing (AC/OC) and trusted computing (TC). Topics include but are not limited to the following:

– AC/OC Theory and Models:Models, negotiation, cooperation,
competition,self-organization, emergence, verification etc.

– AC/OC Architectures and Systems:Autonomic elements& their relationship, frameworks,middleware, observer/controller architectures, etc.

– AC/OC Components and Modules:Multi-core CPU, memory, storage, database, device,server, proxy, software, OS, I/O, etc.

– AC/OC Communication and Services:Networks, self-organized net, web service, P2P, grid,EaaS, could, semantics, agent, transaction, etc.

– AC/OC Tools and Interfaces:Tools/interfaces for AC/OC system development,test, monitoring, assessment, supervision, etc.

– Trust Models and Specifications:Models and semantics of trust, distrust, mistrust,over-trust, cheat, risk, reputation, reliability, etc.

– Trust-related Security and Privacy:Trust-related secure architecture, framework, policy,intrusion detection/awareness, protocols, etc.

– Trusted Reliable and Dependable Systems: Fault-tolerant systems, hardware redundancy,robustness, survivable systems, failure recovery, etc.

– Trustworthy Services and Applications:Trustworthy
Internet/web/P2P/grid/cloud services,secured mobile services, novel applications, etc.

– Trust Standards and Non-Technical Issues: Trust standards and issues related to personality,ethics, sociology, culture, psychology, economy, etc.

Papers need to be prepared according to the LNCS format, and submitted in PDF format via the ATC 2010 submission site:


Conference Dates: OCT 26-29, 2010

paper Submission: April 30, 2010

Authors Notification: June 30, 2010

Final Manuscript Due: July 30, 2010

Accepted main conference papers are planned to be published by Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, EI indexed).

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.

The workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE (EI indexed).

Selected papers, after extension and further revisions, will be published in special issues of prestigious journals.

As in the past, UIC 2010 will present a Best Paper Award. A best demo or exhibition will also be selected.


Honorary Chairs

Huaimin Wang, National Univ. of Defense Tech., China

Christian Muller-Schloer, Leibniz Univ. Hannover, Germany

Zhen Liu, Nokia Research Center, China

General Chairs

Xingshe Zhou, Northwestern Polytechnic Univ., China

Daqing Zhang, Institut TELECOM SudParis, France

Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada

Program Chairs

Bing Xie, Peking University, China

S. Masoud Sadjadi, Florida International University, USA

Jurgen Branke, University of Warwick, UK.

Advisory Committee Chairs

Hartmut Schmeck, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, Germany

Tharam Dillon, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Jean Camp, Indiana University, USA

Workshops Chairs

Chunming Rong, University of Stavanger, Norway

Peidong Zhu, National Univ. of Defense Tech. China

Noura Limam, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

Program Vice Chairs

Yunwei Dong, Northwestern Polytechnic Univ., China

Xiaoguang Mao, National Univ. of Defense Tech. China

Xiaolin (Andy) Li, Oklahoma State University, USA

Publicity Chairs

Yan Wang, Macquarie University, Australia

Naixue Xiong, Georgia State University, USA

Qianxiang Wang, Peking University, China

Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Onyeka Ezenwoye, Department of Informatics and Statistics Network and Management Laboratory, USA

Panel Chair

Wolfgang Reif, University of Augsburg, Germany

Demo/Exhibition Chair

Alvin Chin, Nokia Research Center, Beijing China

Ming Zhao, Florida International University, USA

Award Chairs

Zhong Chen, Peking University, China

Juan Gonzalez Nieto, Queensland Univ. of Tech., Australia

International Liaison Chairs

Sajid Hussain, Acadia University, Canada

Junzhou Luo, Southeast University, China

Roy Sterritt, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, UK

Bin Xiao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

Hui-Huang Hsu, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Industrial Liaison Chair

Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF, Norway

Wensheng NIU, China Aeronautical Computing Institute, China

Financial and Local Arrangement Chair

Yuying Wang, Northwestern Polytechnic Univ., China

Web Administration Chair

Haipeng Wang, Northwestern Polytechnic Univ., China

Steering Committee

Jianhua Ma (chair), Hosei University, Japan

Laurence T. Yang (chair), St. Francis Xavier Univ., Canada

Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Sci.& Tech., China

Theo Ungerer, University of Augsburg, Germany

Jadwiga Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia

Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Advisory Committee and Program Committee

See UIC 2010 website: http://www.nwpu.edu.cn/atc2010/

6th IEEE WiMob’2010 – Niagara Falls, Canada

| WiMob’2010 | | | | 6th IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on | | Wireless& Mobile Computing, Networking& communication | | |

Niagara Falls, Canada
October 11-13, 2010

The research area of mobile computing has become more important following the recent widespread drive towards mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks and vehicular ad hoc network tracking technologies and their applications. The availability of high bandwidth 3G infrastructures and the pervasive deployment of low cost WiFi infrastructures and WiMAX to create hotspots around the world serve to accelerate the development of mobile computing towards ubiquitous computing.
WiMobÕ10 addresses three main areas:
– Wireless Communications
– Mobile Networking, Mobility and Nomadicity
– Ubiquitous Computing, Services and Applications

This conference aims to stimulate interactions among participants and enable them to exchange new ideas and practical experience. WiMobÕ10 is the sixth in a series of annual conferences: twice in Montreal, Canada in 2005 and 2006; in New York, USA in 2007; in Avignon, France in 2008; and in Marrakech, Morocco in 2009.

Paper submission due: May 16, 2010
Notification of acceptance: July 16, 2010
Final manuscripts due: July 30, 2010

High quality original papers that at the time of submission are neither published nor submitted for publications elsewhere are solicited. Please visit http://conferences.computer.org/WiMob2010 for details and submission information.

ACM Q2SWinet 2010 6th ACM* Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless Mobile Networks

6th ACM* Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless Mobile Networks (Q2SWinet 2010)
Bodrum, Turkey
17-21 October 2010
(*ACM sponsorship approval pending)

Paper Registration: May 25, 2010
Paper Submission: June 1, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: July 5, 2010
Symposium Dates: 17-21 October, 2010

Q2SWinet 2010 is the 6th Annual International Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks held in conjunction with the 13-th Annual Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM). The symposium will bring together networking researchers, engineers, and practitioners with participants from industry, academia, and government.

In recent years, wireless and mobile communication systems have become increasingly popular as an inexpensive and promising means for ubiquitous communications. In this scenario, the QoS provisioning and the management of network security have become crucial tasks to determine the success of future generation wireless mobile networks. Q2SWinet 2010 calls for cutting-edge research achievements on the provisioning of QoS and Security in wireless and mobile networks. Authors are encouraged to submit full papers presenting new research related to theory or practice of all aspects of Quality of Service and Security issues in mobile and wireless systems.

+ Security in Wireless MANETs, VANETs, Sensor, Mesh and PCS Networks + Secure PHY, MAC and Routing Protocols
+ Secure Cooperation-Based Systems and Services
+ Security for Cognitive Radio Networks
+ Intrusion Detection in Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks + Privacy, anonymity and authentication
+ Trust Establishment
+ Cooperation and Prevention of Non-cooperative Behavior
+ Incentive Aware Secure Protocol Design
+ QoS for Wireless Multimedia Networks and Systems
+ QoS for Wireless/Wired Hybrid Systems
+ QoS support and Mobility Management in Wireless Internet
+ QoS-Aware Routing for Wireless Networks
+ QoS Metrics
+ Wireless Network Survivability
+ Wireless Systems Reliability
+ Field operating tests, Performance Modeling and Simulation Techniques + Real-time and QoS-aware Wireless Networks

Submission/Publication instructions can be found at:

General Chair
Mario Gerla, UCLA, US

Program Committee Chairs
Jalel Ben-Othman, University of Versailles, France
Matteo Cesana, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Posters/Demo Co-Chairs
Ivan Martinovic, University of Kaiserslautern

Program Committee

See at http://conferenze.dei.polimi.it/Q2SWinet2010/committee.html